I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Andrew Clark’s letter entitled get Informed (Record, Oct 26).
It is quite true that we are advocating a North Island Connector. However, what Mr. Clark fails to mention is that such a route is a provincial government responsibility.
Our local politicians are free to advocate for such a development or not, in the same way that they may or may not have advocated for a regional hospital. There would be many questions to resolve around the “social Issues” of any such new construction. Social and environmental issues are always part of the process.
Roads, water supply, protection — these are amongst the core services we require of our governments. Funding comes from a number of sources including provincial and federal monies.
Infrastructure projects help create jobs. Jobs help keep our children at home in the Valley instead of having to leave in search of employment. Infrastructure projects also address the core requirements for a growing vibrant community.
And, Mr. Clarke, we thank you for visiting our website (www.votecommonsense.ca) and researching the information posted there. Good debate is healthy and we encourage yours and other’s points of View.
Editor’s note: John Davis is a spokesperson for Comox Valley Common Sense.